Alps to Adriatic on Foot

From Julian Alps to Adriatic coast of Slovenia

Slovenia - Beautiful country full of contrasts

WALKING TOUR | 8 days | from 1.260€ | Authentic experiences of the Slovenian highlights. The small country of Slovenia is a jewel at the heart of Central Europe. This 8-day walking tour is the best choice for all wanting authentic experience on their journey through Slovenian rich diversity of landscape, tradition and cultural heritage.

Easy and pleasant walks make this tour ideal for everyone who is fit to do easy 4-hour walks per day. We will walking along trails of low technical difficulty and avoid steep ascents or rugged descents. A great holiday for whole family.

We will hike to some breathtaking panoramic views of the Julian Alps, walk by the magical lakes Bled & Bohinj, across alpine meadows and blue-green rivers. Some of the highlights is the mysterious underworld of Karst and Slovenian UNESCO heritage - the Skocjan Caves.

At the end we will reward ourselves with a relaxed sunset walk on Adriatic coast. On walking day trips we will also learn about local way of life and taste authentic Slovenian cuisine.

We will be based in 3* hotels in Ljubljana (2 nights), Bled (2 nights), Bovec (2 nights) and the last night in Piran – the most picturesque town at the Slovenian coast.

Discover for yourself some of the Slovenian highlights!



TOUR DAY BY DAY

Ljubljana Capital City

Day 1 - Ljubljana Capital City

Starting point in Ljubljana. There is a possibility for a transfer from Ljubljana airport or nearby airport (extra costs). Free time for the travellers to enjoy the lively streets of the charming capital city of Slovenia. In the afternoon, the group will meet the guide over a welcome drink, discuss the details of the tour and get to know each other. Accommodation: 3* hotel in Ljubljana (dinner on your own).

Velika Planina Alpine Pasture – Ljubljana

Day 2 - Velika Planina Alpine Pasture – Ljubljana

We start our adventure in Kamnik-Savinja Alps just north from Ljubljana. We will visit one of Slovenia’s most charming alpine pastures, Velika Planina (eng. The Big Meadow). You will be amazed by the fascinating landscape and surprised by the interesting alpine architecture. We will also learn about the culture of the local shepherds by visiting one of the oldest huts in the area. After the walk we treat ourselves to a delicious home-cooked lunch in a very special place. Accommodation: 3* hotel in Ljubljana. Meals: breakfast, lunch (dinner on your own). Hike: 12 km / elevation gain +350m, -350m / approx. 4 hours.

Lakes Bohinj & Bled

Day 3 - Lakes Bohinj & Bled

Today we will continue to the foothills of the Julian Alps and first explore Lake Bohinj area, just over an hour drive from our hotel in Ljubljana. We will explore typical villages, crystal clear streams and deep gorges, walk along the gorgeous Lake Bohinj and enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery. After a nice local lunch we transfer 30 minutes to Lake Bled, walk up to a stunning viewpoint or just relax on the lakeside and take the excellent opportunity for a fresh swim in the lake! Accommodation: 3* hotel in Bled. Meals: breakfast, lunch (dinner on your own). Hike: 14 km / elevation gain +200 m, -200 m/ approx. 4 hours.

Hiking on Pokljuka plateau

Day 4 - Hiking on Pokljuka plateau

We will set off for the Triglav National Park, where we will begin our journey through the dense and magical spruce forest of Pokljuka. Our journey will take us to several viewpoints where we will enjoy impressive views of the highest mountains of Slovenia and the Bohinj Valley. We will try the products of the local shepherds and have lunch in a typical mountain hut. In the evening you will have time to enjoy lake Bled and its surroundings. Accommodation: 3* hotel in Bled. Meals: breakfast, lunch (dinner on your own). Hike: 10 km / elevation gain +700 m, -700 m/ approx. 5 hours.

Pericnik Waterfall – Vrsic Pass – Russian Road

Day 5 - Pericnik Waterfall – Vrsic Pass – Russian Road

We will start the day by visiting the impressive Pericnik Waterfall in the Vrata Valley. Walk underneath this stunning waterfall and freshen up underneath its cold water curtain. We will move on to reach the heart of the Julian Alps and the mountain pass Vrsic. We will explore this stunning area and walk along the fascinating ancient road built by the Russian prisoners during the First World War. Spectacular mountain landscape and another tasty lunch in a great hut. Accommodation: 3* hotel in Bovec. Meals: breakfast, lunch (dinner on your own). Hike: 10 km / elevation gain +400 m, -400m / approx. 4 hours.

Soca Valley - European Destination of Excellence

Day 6 - Soca Valley - European Destination of Excellence

Today we will move to the western side of the Triglav National Park to reach the beautiful Soca Valley – the first European Destination of Excellence in Slovenia. We will discover its hidden spots and walk along the spectacular Soca River, known also as emerald river for its intense turquoise colour. We will learn about the history and WWI influence on the whole area. Accommodation: 3* hotel in Bovec. Meals: breakfast, lunch (dinner on your own). Hike: 12 km / elevation gain +250 m, -250m / approx. 4 hours.

Skocjan Caves (UNESCO) – Vineyards - Piran

Day 7 - Skocjan Caves (UNESCO) – Vineyards - Piran

Time to visit the Karst and the Coast. We will go underground and walk through the stunning canyon of Skocjan Caves, which has been designated as a UNESCO heritage site. We will visit the vineyards of Karst and taste the excellent local food and wine. In the afternoon, we will continue to the coast to visit the most picturesque coastal town, Piran. Get lost along its narrow streets and squares and enjoy the evening on the Adriatic coast. Accommodation: 3* hotel in Piran. Meals: breakfast, lunch (dinner on your own). Hike: 7 km / elevation gain +150m, -150m / approx. 3 hours. / Driving time: approx. 3 hours

Departure from Piran

Day 8 - Departure from Piran

After breakfast, departure from Piran and homecoming. There is a possibility for a transfer to nearby airport (extra costs). Meals: breakfast.

- Note on the itinerary:

This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions and forecasts, water levels, special events of interest, etc. Our guides and trip leaders will do their utmost care to ensure the best possible experience for our clients without compromising safety at any time. This may mean changing the original itinerary to avoid discomfort or risk which could be caused by exceptional situations. Inlandia.com reserves the right to alter the itinerary without prior notice.

Departure dates 2019:

  • 14th – 21st April
  • 16th  – 23rd June
  • 4th – 11th July
  • 14th – 21st July
  • 4th – 11th August
  • 18th – 25th August 
  • 1st – 8th September
  • 8th – 15th September

Other dates on request.

PRICE: 1.260 € per person

  • Minimum occupancy per room: 2 persons.
  • The tour price is based on a minimum of five (5) and a maximum sixteen (16) participants in a group.
  • Individual guests can join an existing group.
  • Definite departure will be confirmed to participants by e-mail.

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • Experienced local English-speaking mountain guide throughout the trip. The guide will also drive the van. Guide to guest ratio is max. 1:8
  • All transfers according to the itinerary from Ljubljana to Piran. A van with 8+1 seats is always available to the group. In case of more than 8 guests, we will have 2 vans and 2 guides.
  • Welcome drink in Ljubljana.
  • 7x nights with breakfast in hotels 3*;  double or twin rooms.
  • 6x lunches specified in the itinerary.
  • Wine tasting.
  • Skocjan Caves entrance fee.
  • Basic insurance and costs for the organization and realization of travel.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE  /  Additional costs:

  • The surcharge for the single room: 280 €.
  • Flights to/from Slovenia and transfer to/from the airport.
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary.
  • Drinks.
  • Travel insurance: additional health insurance and cancellation insurance, which can be arranged by e-mail to info@inlandia.com
  • Personal expenses, tips, travel insurance and any other service not specified in the paragraph “included in the price”.

Remarks:

ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights in comfortable and well located hotels of 3* category.

MEALS: During the trip we will try some delicious Slovenian food. Travellers will taste typical Alpine dishes and the cuisine of the wine region.

WALKS: The tour requires basic fitness level. The walks are relatively easy and are designed to enjoy nature & NOT to suffer endless ascents or steep & rugged downhills. We walk around 4 hours per day, covering approx. 10-14 kilometers (6-7 miles) and 300-500 meters (1000-1600 ft) of altitude gain/drop.

TRANSPORT: The transport includes all the transfers mentioned in the itinerary in a van of up to 8 people. In case of more then 8 travellers we will have 2 vans and 2 guides. The price does NOT include airport transfer at the beginning (to Ljubljana) or at the end of the trip (from Piran). See the paragraph ‘NOT INCLUDED’.

You need to bring: warm clothes, hiking shoes, swimming suit, towel, a spare pair of shoes, extra clothes.

  • Walking trails around natural beauties of Lakes Bled & Bohinj.
  • High-mountain road Vrsic pass with fantastic scenery.
  • Emerald Soca River, one of the most pristine Alpine rivers.
  • The stunning waterfalls Kozjak & Pericnik.
  • Underground canyon of Skocjan Caves – the UNESCO heritage.
  • Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, a vibrant city full of surprises.
  • Velika Planina, one of Europe's biggest mountain pastures.
  • The city of Piran on the Adriatic coast, a national historical monument.
  • The authentic and diverse Slovenian cuisine.
  1. Vršič pass - the high-mountain road (1.611 m) from Kranjska Gora through Vršič to village Log in Trenta has 50 serpentines, and is the highest pass in Slovenia and the Eastern Julian Alps. On the way to Vršič you can see the Russian Chapel, a natural window in the Prisank mountain face and the Heathen Maiden. An amazing experience with fantastic scenery.
  2. Soča Valley - the valley that connects Slovenia’s highest mountains with the Adriatic Sea has long been a favourite among seekers of active experiences in Europe. Its emerald Soča River is one of the most pristine Alpine rivers because of its numerous waterfalls and playful cascades, pools and ravines. Near the Soča River you will find great Kozjak waterfall. In addition to natural beauty, Soča Valley is the first European Destination of Excellence in Slovenia.
  3. Skocjan Caves are the most important underground phenomenon in the Karst and among the most important caves in the world. Underground canyon of the river is so far the largest known underground canyon in the world. This remarkable cave system is 6 km long. Due to its exceptional significance, Škocjan Caves was entered on UNESCO’s list of natural and cultural world heritage sites in 1986. More information about Škocjan Caves you can find HERE.

  4. Velika Planina, one of Europe's biggest mountain pastures. The Big Pasture Plateau is a karstified mountain plateau in the Kamnik–Savinja Alps located at 1.611 m above sea level. It measures 5,8 km2. The symbol of Velika Planina is the unique architecture of its herdsmen's settlement with 140 huts.

  5. The city of Piran on the Adriatic coast, a national historical monument. Its architecture was influenced by the Venetian Republic, which left its mark on most Istrian towns. Tartini Square is the gem found in the very centre of Piran. It was named after the famous violinist and composer Giuseppe Tartini, who made the town world-famous. The city is surrounded by a circular wall. Piran is a member of the European Walled Cities Association.

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